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Technology and innovation is changing the nature of financial markets. Innovation can create opportunities, enhance efficiencies, increase competition, drive scale, and improve the reach and value of financial products and services to consumers. However, with innovation also comes risk.

Much attention is currently placed on the development of new technologies, business models and on creating the regulatory space for these models to encourage and facilitate innovation whilst protecting consumers to support both market development and consumer protection.

Our work explores the benefits and risks of technology and innovation across Africa and Latin America. We work to understand, map and support the various drivers for inclusive innovation, including the development of sustainable and welfare-enhancing products.

The Latest in Technology and Innovation

An inclusive digital identity platform in the Pacific Islands: country-level diagnostics
Digital identity is increasingly becoming the key enabler of digital inclusion across the globe. We conducted three country diagnostic studies to [...]
Partnership announcement for digital transformation in Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda, 2 June 2021: Today, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation have signed a tripartite [...]
The case for insurance innovators to consider the cell captive regulatory model
 In many African countries, the potential for inclusive insurance markets is significant, however, this potential has yet to be fully [...]
Rethinking governance in a digital age
WIRED: Social media CEOs hearing can't defend their business model When Clive Humby (while advising UK retailer Tesco on the use of data in their [...]
Regulating for innovation: A supervisory toolkit
A supervisory toolkit to help regulators navigate their role and guide decisions in regulating for innovation.   The need to create [...]
Building the first pan-African fintech census and digital map
Africa Fintech Network (AFN), in partnership with global data analytics firm findexable and independent African think tank Cenfri, are launching [...]
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and services and allow them to seamlessly [...]
Digital app services in sub-Saharan Africa sees promising start
Expanded smartphone access in Africa underpins evolving consumer behaviour. Smartphone uptake in Africa is growing rapidly. GSMA reported that [...]
Innovation ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa: How to enable flourishing innovation?
Insights from Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos  With a growing number of tech start-ups, hubs, accelerators and other innovation facilitators, Cape [...]
FinTecHub and Cenfri: partnership announcement
FinTecHub and Cenfri are pleased to announce the signing of their new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU underlines the shared interest of [...]